|Adelaide's preparations for their Asian Champions League final
against Gamba Osaka suffered a setback when the Reds gave up
a halftime lead to go down 3-2 to Melbourne Victory.
Travis Dodd's score from the penalty spot was the only score in
the first half, but Kevin Muscat cancelled that out when he went
to the spot and made no mistake shortly after half time. When a
free kick from Cassio went over the wall and past the desperate
save of Michael Theoklitos into the Victory net, the Reds had
established a 2-1 lead.
But the last 10 minutes saw a tiring Adelaide side with nothing
more to give; and Victory took full toll. Muscat's second penalty
levelled the scores, before Billy Celeski pounced on a loose ball
after some desperate Reds defencing to drive home the winner.
Adelaide United 2 (T Dodd 28pen, Cassio 66)
Melbourne Victory 3 (K Muscat 54pen,81pen, B Celeski 84)
Yellow Cards : Reds - R Cornthwaite 32, Cristiano 54, T Dodd
70. Victory - Nil.
Referee - M Breeze. Crowd - 13,191 at Hindmarsh Stadium.
Sydney FC will be ruing the one that got away after a chance to
take the competition lead went begging. Leading 3-0 with less
than 30 minutes to go, Sydney looked home and hosed; but the
plucky Mariners had other ideas.
A double to Matt Simon and another score for Nick Mrdja, and
suddenly the game was back on level terms. For much of the
night Sydney had dominated and looked the better side, but to
let the winning competion points slip was a bitter pill for the sky
blues to swallow.
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Sydney FC 3 (M Bridge 28, A Casey 40, T McFlynn 57)
Central Coast Mariners 3 (M Simon 63,80, N Mrdja 77)
Yellow Cards : Sydney - Nil. Mariners - M Jedinak 19, S
Petrovski 35, J Hutchinson 90.
Referee - S Delovski. Crowd - 18,251 at Sydney Football
|ROUND 11 FIXTURES
Friday 7th November
Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix
(Sydney Football Stadium, 8:00pm)
Saturday 8th November
Queensland Roar v Melbourne Victory
(Suncorp Stadium, 8:00pm)
Sunday 9th November
Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets
(Members Equity Stadium, 7:00pm)
Saturday 15th November
Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United
(Bluetongue Stadium, 7:30pm)
ROUND 12 FIXTURES
Friday 21st November
Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners
(Telstra Dome, 8:00pm)
Saturday 22nd November
Adelaide United v Sydney FC
(Hindmarsh Stadium, 7:00pm)
Sunday 23rd November
Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets
(Westpac Stadium, 4:00pm)
Queensland Roar v Perth Glory
(Suncorp Stadium, 6:00pm)
All times shown are Sydney time
|A nine-minute scoring burst midway through the first half was to provide all the scoring
when Newcastle took on Queensland on Sunday. The first score was to come from Jets'
striker Joel Griffiths, when a through ball from Zura found his man and Griffiths' curling shot
hit the corner of the net.
But from the restart, Sergio Van Dijk caught the Jets' defence napping when he weaved his
way through traffic before finding Matt McKay unmarked. McKay made no mistake and the
instant equaliser had come. And just 8 minutes later, a long-range strike from veteran Charlie
Miller beat the Jets' defence into the net.
Queensland led 2-1 at the break. Jets' coach Gary Van Egmond revved up his charges for
the second half; and the home side came out breathing fire and threatening to equalise.
But, try as they might, the goal would not be forthcoming; and the result continues the
Roar's successful away record and puts them into the top 4.
Newcastle Jets 1 (J Griffiths 23)
Queensland Roar 2 (M McKay 24, C Miller 32).
Yellow Cards : Jets - M Milligan 83. Roar - A Packer 40.
Referee - C Zetter. Crowd - 10,507 at Energy Australia Stadium.
It was another hot afternoon in Perth for the Glory v Phoenix match, but the warm
conditions worked to the home side's advantage; with a double from Nikita Rukavytsya
giving the Glory a home win and enabling them to climb off the bottom of the ladder.
The first came on the quarter hour, with a header from Harnwell landing at the feet of
Rukavytsya who turned around and beat Phoenix' keeper Mark Paston's dive into the net.
And into the second half, a flick pass from Eugene Dadi set Rukavytsya up for his second
goal, putting the Glory into a winning position. It was a morale-boosting performance from
the WA side, their second win over Wellington this season; but for Wellington it was a
disappointing result that sees them return to the bottom of the ladder.
Perth Glory 2 (N Rukavytsya 15,70)
Wellington Phoenix 0.
Yellow Cards : Glory - N Rizzo 88. Phoenix - K Dodd 39.
Referee - C Beath. Crowd - 7,228 at Members Equity Stadium.
|ALSO IN A-LEAGUE
A-League Round 1 2007-08
A-League Round 2 2007-08
A-League Round 3 2007-08
A-League Round 4 2007-08
A-League Round 5 2007-08
A-League Round 6 2007-08
A-League Round 7 2007-08
A-League Round 8 2007-08
A-League Round 9 2007-08
A-League Round 10 2007-08
A-League Round 11 2007-08
A-League Round 12 2007-08
A-League Round 13 2007-08
A-League Round 14 2007-08
A-League Round 15 2007-08
A-League Round 16 2007-08
A-League Round 17 2007-08
A-League Round 15 07-08 (part 2)
A-League Round 18 2007-08
A-League Round 19 2007-08
A-League Round 20 2007-08
A-League Round 21 2007-08
A-League 2007-08 Semis - Leg 1
A-League 2007-08 Semis - Leg 2
A-League 2007-08 Preliminary Final
A-League 2007-08 Grand Final
A-League Round 1 2008-09
A-League Round 2 2008-09
A-League Round 3 2008-09
A-League Round 4 2008-09
A-League Round 5 2008-09
A-League Round 6 2008-09
A-League Round 7 2008-09
A-League Round 8 2008-09
A-League Round 9 2008-09
A-League Round 10 2008-09
A-League Round 11 2008-09
Match Report - Syd FC v CCM (1/11/08)
A-League Round 12 2008-09
Match Report - Syd FC v Well (7/11/08)
A-League Round 13 2008-09
A-League Round 14 2008-09
A-League Round 15 2008-09
A-League Round 16 2008-09
A-League Round 17 2008-09
A-League Round 18 2008-09
A-League Round 15 08-09 (part 2)
A-League Round 19 2008-09
A-League Round 16 08-09 (part 2)
A-League Round 20 2008-09
A-League Round 21 2008-09
A-League 2008-09 Semis - Leg 1
A-League 2008-09 Semis - Leg 2
A-League 2008-09 Preliminary Final
A-League 2008-09 Grand Final
A-League Round 1 2009-10
A-League Round 2 2009-10
A-League Round 3 2009-10
Sydney FC v Cent Cst M'ners (24/8/07)
Sydney FC v Wellington P'nix (14/9/07)
Sydney FC v Adelaide United (20/10/07)
Sydney FC v Cent Cst M'ners (28/10/07)
Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC (3/11/07)
Sydney FC v Queensland Roar (25/11/07)
Sydney FC v Perth Glory (15/12/07)
Central Cst M'ners v Sydney FC (22/12/07)
Adelaide United v Sydney FC (28/12/07)
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory (20/1/08)
Grand Final - CCM v Newcastle (24/2/08)
Sydney FC v Queensland Roar (4/10/08)
Sydney FC v Cent Cst Mariners (1/11/08)
Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix (7/11/08)
Sydney FC v Queensland Roar (28/11/08)
Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC (7/12/08)
Central Cst M'ners v Sydney FC (13/12/08)
Sydney FC v Perth Glory (21/12/08)
Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC (27/12/08)
Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix (11/1/09)
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets (25/1/09)
Trial - Sydney FC v CC Mariners (6/7/09)
Sydney FC v North Q'land Fury (12/9/09)
Sydney FC v Cent Cst M'ners (5/10/09)
Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar (25/10/09)
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets (29/11/09)
Sydney FC v North Q'land Fury (5/12/09)
Sydney FC v Central Cst M'ners (23/12/09)
Sydney FC v Gold Coast United (17/1/10)